Auction 89 - Rare and Important Items

Silver Kiddush Cup – Holy Sites – Safed, Late 19th or Early 20th Century

Opening: $1,000
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Sold for: $2,125
Including buyer's premium
Silver Kiddush cup, depicting views of holy sites. [Safed, late 19th or early 20th century].
Silver (marked "12"; hallmark partly illegible), engraved.
Engraved with three large medallions, presenting views of holy sites, along with their names (in Hebrew): the Western Wall, the Cave of the Patriarchs, and the tombs of the Kings of the House of David. Vegetal patterns between the medallions. Cups such as these were typically imported from Eastern Europe, and were subsequently decorated in Safed using established, standardized patterns.
Height: 6.5 cm. Diameter of upper rim: 6 cm. Good condition. Slight warping.
Jewish Ceremonial Art
Jewish Ceremonial Art